Category : Strobist

365 Project : Day 059

This is a video card inside an oven that looks like having a techno party?!? Confused? Yeah, me too!  That is what 3 1/2 hours of traffic can do to you. Tonight’s traffic was one of the worst traffic for me in a long time…  It rained heavily and as usual, the streets are flooded… That I assume was the cause of traffic, but, on my 3 1/2 hour drive home, I didn’t see any flood ?!? Still confused? Same […]

365 Project : Day 058

This is a MSI P45 Diamond motherboard.  A few months back, this was one of the hottest motherboards around.  Unfortunately, I killed this board because of a stupid mistake which I won’t be discussing here; it just breaks my heart.  Anyway, I put this motherboard under the bed just for remembrance sake.  Today, I just thought about it and tried to re-enact what happened before 🙂  This is how you can turn a very sad past, to a very fun […]

365 Project : Day 053

I tried smoke photography tonight… And yes, it’s quite fun.  I was not able to take a lot of shots since my 1 year old niece is hanging around and trying to get my camera 🙂  Anyway, this is something I would want to try again, you can get some amazing results with very minimal efforts. The setup requires a small table lamp, a black background, incense and a speedlite. Gear: Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC Setting: f6.3 | […]

365 Project : Day 052

Well, let me get this straight, this ring is not mine 🙂 This ring is from a friend… He called from the Philippines tonight and made a “request” for my 365 to feature his ring.  Well, there you go! All I can say is that, the ring looks pretty good!  Looks very expensive indeed 🙂  Congrats! Gear: Canon 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 + 580exii Settings : f6.3 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii + LumiQuest Softbox III […]

365 Project : Day 051

Today, nothing special 🙂  Just a normal CD lying around the house, putting some water drops and a little experimentation with the position of the speedlites.   It gives different shades of rainbow colors every time I change the angle of the strobes.  Again, something new I learned with my little science experiment 🙂  Creating your own rainbow is fun! 😀 Gear: 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 + 430exii + 580exii Settings: f8.0 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii […]

365 Project : Day 050

Water is a very interesting subject to shoot, it’s always unpredictable….  This time, no fancy background, though I did put some colorful object on the foreground to give me a colorful water drop 🙂 Just a tip, when shooting something high speed in flash photography, it is best to remember that it is not the shutter speed that is stopping the action, it’s the strobe… the flash duration to be exact. I am really happy I finished 50 shots already, […]

365 Project : Day 046

Another last minute shot 🙂 I had the idea of the lemon with the water drops but I was not able to get the effect I want, so I moved it to the sink to get a running water… Then at the last minute added this background to give a colorful punch 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 macro + 580exii + LumiQuest Softbox III Settings: f7.1 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii + Lumiquest softbox […]

365 Project : Day 045

Valentines day doesn’t have to be red, it also doesn’t always have to be about romance… Sometimes, it’s about lending a helping hand… being there for that special someone.  In the end of the day, valentines is all about love. Gear: 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC + 580exii + 430exii Settings: f7.1 | 1/250 | ISO 200 Strobist info: 580exii + LumiQuest Softbox III + LumiQuest FXtra + amber gel, placed under the hands, @ 1/64, zoomed @105mm 430exii + […]

365 Project : Day 044

Another experimental shot here.   Wanted to get a “movie scene/ advertisement” look…  Somehow the black & white gave it a classic look  that I wanted. Stepping out of my comfort zone here again, not used to this kind of image, but you’ll never learn if you don’t try other things 🙂 Gear: 7D + Tokina 11-16 Settings: f8 | 1/40 | ISO 200 Strobist info: 580exii +  a restaurant leaflet rolled as a snoot @ 1/16, zoomed 105mm on top […]

365 Project : Day 043

Taken almost 15 minutes before day 44 ! wheew! Today, my desktop PC’s water cooling failed on me… Suddenly the water pump isn’t pumping water to my CPU.  I have to drain and clean all the connectors… and hit the water pump to make it work.. definitely not cool!!!  Anyways, it came into its senses and suddenly starts working. Another out of this world idea, but sometimes, you have to give it a try, that’s what the 365 Project is […]